Workhouse History Centre

Y Dolydd, Llanfyllin, Powys, SY22 5LD, Wales

The Workhouse History Centre, created with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, is a new attraction that It tells the story of the Workhouse and the Poor Law as they affected adults and children through varied bilingual displays and through a 30-minute film, in English or Welsh: the ghost of the first Master leads the visitor through the building and introduces other ghosts: adults and children. Self-guided tour around the four courtyards and part of the interior. Bilingual Family Trail. Bookshop. Visitors can pick oakum, try on costumes or practise writing on a slate. This is the only workhouse museum in Wales or the west of Britain.

The Llanfyllin Workhouse is owned by a charitable trust and is being developed as a community enterprise. It includes bunkhouse accommodation, a gallery, gardens and an event venue for corporate and music events, weddings, parties and courses.

Our 6-acre site is being developed to benefit wildlife whilst remaining available for outdoor events including the Workhouse Party in July, family wildlife activities in August and monthly horse shows in the summer.


  • Pets accepted

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